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Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden. My words echo
Thus, in your mind.
But to what purpose
Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves
I do not know.

T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton

Spare a thought to the Polish farmer snapping pics of a missile wreckage – later indicated to belong to a Ukrainian S-300. So a Polish farmer, his footfalls echoing in our collective memory, may have saved the world from WWIII – unleashed via a tawdry plot concocted by Anglo-American “intelligence”.

Such tawdriness was compounded by a ridiculous cover-up: the Ukrainians were firing on Russian missiles from a direction that they could not possibly be coming from. That is: Poland. And then the U.S. Secretary of Defense, weapons peddler Lloyd “Raytheon” Austin, sentenced Russia was to blame anyway, because his Kiev vassals were shooting at Russian missiles that should not have been in the air (and they were not).

Call it the Pentagon elevating bald lying into a rather shabby art.

The Anglo-American purpose of this racket was to generate a “world crisis” against Russia. It’s been exposed – this time. That does not mean the usual suspects won’t try it again. Soon.

The main reason is panic. Collective West intel sees how Moscow is finally mobilizing their army – ready to hit the ground next month – while knocking out Ukraine’s electricity infrastructure as a form of Chinese torture.

Those February days of sending only 100,000 troops – and having the DPR and LPR militias plus Wagner commandos and Kadyrov’s Chechens do most of the heavy lifting – are long gone. Overall, Russians and Russophones were facing hordes of Ukrainian military – perhaps as many as 1 million. The “miracle” of it all is that Russians did quite well.

Every military analyst knows the basic rule: an invasion force should number three times the defending force. The Russian Army at the start of the SMO was at a small fraction of that rule. The Russian Armed Forces arguably have a standing army of 1.3 million troops. Surely they could have spared a few tens of thousands more than the initial 100,000. But they did not. It was a political decision.

But now SMO is over: this is CTO (Counter-Terrorist Operation) territory. A sequence of terrorist attacks – targeting the Nord Streams, the Crimea Bridge, the Black Sea Fleet – finally demonstrated the inevitability of going beyond a mere “military operation”.

And that brings us to Electric War.

Paving the way to a DMZ

The Electric War is being handled essentially as a tactic – leading to the eventual imposition of Russia’s terms in a possible armistice (which neither Anglo-American intel and vassal NATO want).

Even if there was an armistice – widely touted for a few weeks now – that would not end the war. Because the deeper, tacit Russian terms – end of NATO expansion and “indivisibility of security” – were fully spelled out to both Washington and Brussels last December, and subsequently dismissed.

As nothing – conceptually – has changed since then, coupled with the Western weaponization of Ukraine reaching a frenzy, the Putin-era Stavka could not but expand the initial SMO mandate, which remains denazification and demilitarization. Yet now the mandate will have to encompass Kiev and Lviv.

And that starts with the current de-electrification campaign – which goes way beyond the east of the Dnieper and along the Black Sea coast towards Odessa.

That brings us to the key issue of reach and depth of Electric War, in terms of setting up what would be a DMZ – complete with no man’s land – west of the Dnieper to protect Russian areas from NATO artillery, HIMARS and missile attacks.

How deep? 100 km? Not enough. Rather 300 km – as Kiev has already requested artillery with that kind of range.

What’s crucial is that way back in July this was already being extensively discussed in Moscow at the highest Stavka levels.

In an extensive July interview, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov let the cat – diplomatically – out of the bag:

“This process continues, consistently and persistently. It will continue as long as the West, in its impotent rage, desperate to aggravate the situation as much as possible, continues to flood Ukraine with more and more long-range weapons. Take the HIMARS. Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov boasts that they have already received 300-kilometre ammunition. This means our geographic objectives will move even further from the current line. We cannot allow the part of Ukraine that Vladimir Zelensky, or whoever replaces him, will control to have weapons that pose a direct threat to our territory or to the republics that have declared their independence and want to determine their own future.”

The implications are clear.

As much as Washington and NATO are even more “desperate to aggravate the situation as much as possible” (and that’s Plan A: there’s no Plan B), geoeconomically the Americans are intensifying the New Great Game: desperation here applies to trying to control energy corridors and setting their price.

Russia remains unfazed – as it continues to invest in Pipelineistan (towards Asia); solidify the multimodal International North South Transportation Corridor (INTSC), with key partners India and Iran; and is setting the price of energy via OPEC+.

A paradise for oligarchic looters

The Straussians/neo-cons and neoliberal-cons permeating the Anglo-American intel/security apparatus – de facto weaponized viruses – won’t relent. They simply cannot afford losing yet another NATO war – and on top of it against “existential threat” Russia.

As the news from the Ukraine battlefields promise to be even grimmer under General Winter, solace at least may be found in the cultural sphere. The Green transition racket, seasoned in a toxic mixed salad with the eugenist Silicon Valley ethos, continues to be a side dish offered with the main course: the Davos “Great Narrative”, former Great Reset, which reared its ugly head, once again, at the G20 in Bali.

That translates as everything going swell as far as the Destruction of Europe project is concerned. De-industrialize and be happy; rainbow-dance to every woke tune on the market; and freeze and burn wood while blessing “renewables” in the altar of European values.

A quick flashback to contextualize where we are is always helpful.

ORDER IT NOW

Ukraine was part of Russia for nearly four centuries. The very idea of its independence was invented in Austria during WWI for the purpose of undermining the Russian Army – and that certainly happened. The present “independence” was set up so local Trotskyite oligarchs could loot the nation as a Russia-aligned government was about to move against those oligarchs.

The 2014 Kiev coup was essentially set up by Zbig “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski to draw Russia into a new partisan war – as in Afghanistan – and was followed by orders to the Gulf oil haciendas to crash the oil price. Moscow had to protect Russophones in Crimea and Donbass – and that led to more Western sanctions. All of it was a setup.

For 8 years, Moscow refused to send its armies even to Donbass east of the Dnieper (historically part of Mother Russia). The reason: not to be bogged down in another partisan war. The rest of Ukraine, meanwhile, was being looted by oligarchs supported by the West, and plunged into a financial black hole.

The collective West deliberately chose not to finance the black hole. Most of the IMF injections were simply stolen by the oligarchs, and the loot transferred out of the country. These oligarchic looters were of course “protected” by the usual suspects.

It’s always crucial to remember that between 1991 and 1999 the equivalent of the present entire household wealth of Russia was stolen and transferred overseas, mostly to London. Now the same usual suspects are trying to ruin Russia with sanctions, as “new Hitler” Putin stopped the looting.

The difference is that the plan of using Ukraine as just a pawn in their game is not working.

On the ground, what has been going on so far are mostly skirmishes, and a few real battles. But with Moscow massing fresh troops for a winter offensive, the Ukrainian Army may end up completely routed.

Russia didn’t look so bad – considering the effectiveness of its mincing machine artillery strikes against Ukrainian fortified positions, and recent planned retreats or positional warfare, keeping casualties down while smashing Ukrainian withering firepower.

The collective West believes it holds the Ukraine proxy war card. Russia bets on reality, where economic cards are food, energy, resources, resource security and a stable economy.

Meanwhile, as if the energy-suicide EU did not have to face a pyramid of ordeals, they can surely expect to have knocking on their door at least 15 million desperate Ukrainians escaping from villages and cities with zero electrical power.

The railway station in – temporarily occupied – Kherson is a graphic example: people show up constantly to warm up and charge their smartphones. The city has no electricity, no heat, and no water.

Current Russian tactics are the absolute opposite of the military theory of concentrated force developed by Napoleon. That’s why Russia is accumulating serious advantages while “disturbing the dust in a bowl of rose-leaves”.

And of course, “we haven’t even started yet.”

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Ayax says:

    I enjoy reading Mr Escobar ‘s articles if only for their different perspectives. But the hyped up heroism of anything Russian may be off the top. Granted there could be elements of truth in them.

    One thing is for sure, Russia will not be able to hold off all of NATO/EU if this war drags on, short of using Nukes.

  2. 777 says: • Website

    does anyone shill harder than our respected Mr. Escobar? Lesson to all would be western dissident writers! Find a good foreign hustle.

    We need new and better writers on the UNZ. It’s the best website on the internet but lately Anglin has been the only one doing any heavy lifting around here.

  3. This is Sun Tsu’s Art of War. “If you’re going to make use of natural forces – then there are good times and bad to do so. Know if the times are primed for other forces outside your control to come to your assistance.”

    Winter is a force multiplier. No better time to shut down the grid. A Ukrainian in Kiev or Lviv will feel the presence of Putin in the room when the temperature drops.

    • LOL: InnerCynic
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    , @Notsofast
  4. @Ayax

    We in the Collective Waste… are done.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
  5. I sincerily doubt there Will Be any russian offensive.

  6. “ready to hit the ground next month”

    OK, Pepe….gonna hold your feet to the fire on that one.

    6 days to go….

    • Replies: @cylindrical crown
  7. ISL says:
    @The seventh column

    what a well supported argument!

    • LOL: Biff
    • Replies: @The seventh column
  8. @beavertales

    “A Ukrainian in Kiev or Lviv will feel the presence of Putin in the room when the temperature drops.”

    Just as I feel the presence of the US State Department in the English Midlands when the temperature drops and I leave the heating off to conserve precious, high-priced oil, which has gone up in price since the NATO countries, under pressure from the State Department, agreed not to buy Russian oil.

    I feel the presence of the State Department even more when I look at my doubled electricity bills, doubled because the deliberate policy of leaving NS2 closed then bombing it has caused gas prices to more than double, and a lot of UK electricity is generated from gas.

    • Agree: Miro23, Karl1906
  9. Notsofast says:
    @beavertales

    agree and it’s all about timing. when the russians went in, in february they preempted the natzo invasion of the donbas planned for march because that would put the russians at a severe disadvantage if the self-defense forces were overrun. by only massing 100,000 troops on the border, the geniuses at the natzo high command, didn’t think the russians would actually invade with such a small force and were lulled to sleep, dreaming of the glorious blitzkrieg they were about to unleash upon the under defended novorossiya. they got a rather rude awakening on the 24th of february. after establishing a solid foothold in novorossiya and destroying the ukrainian airforce, they went into a rope-a-dope and deftly destroyed wave upon, wave upon, wave of natzo trained troops and equipment. imo this was very throughly planned out in advance (the russians and the chinese, never act impulsively, which explains their reticence in directly confronting the west) and we are now about to see the full spectrum war, unveiled and unleashed.

  10. “Green transition racket / Great Narrative / Destruction of Europe project / rainbow-dance to every woke tune on the market / freeze and burn wood while blessing “renewables” in the altar of European values.” (Mr. Escobar left out the Covid conspiracy.)

    This is a conflation of different issues all rolled into one anti-Collective-West rant, as though all progressive social and economic and political movements are administered by the WEF and its masters. It is a misrepresentation of reality that ignores the factual and historical basis of these movements / trends, independent of the oligarchs and their attempts to co-opt them for their control and gain.

    Just to take one point: “renewables,” the whipping-boy of the Russia fanboys who denigrate it along with the supposed “hoax” of climate change, probably because it doesn’t support the primary means of Russia’s economic growth which is fossil energy production. It’s too easy for them to neglect the fact that failing to implement alternative energy sources will result in far greater costs down the line, to mitigate the many deleterious effects of climate change due to excessive GHGs from burning fossil fuels, a conclusion which is NOT a hoax by any reasonable analysis and is backed up by a mountain of scientific evidence. While the Global South has been the main victim of climate disruption, it clamors for more cheap fossil energy from Russia, a foolish policy indeed.

    As much as I want Russia to win back its security and sovereignty, and broadly to foster a more just multipolar world by defeating the Western oligarchs and their enforcement machines, I think the hardline anti-Collective-West pundits like Escobar underestimate both the resolve and the resources arrayed against Russia (and China). I have no doubt Russia will prevail in the Ukraine proxy war, but the longer-term future is anything but clear for world peace and economic justice, let alone for the viability of habitat for humans on this planet, considering the accelerated rate of destruction and destabilization of the climate that we all depend on (including other life forms that we ignore at our peril). If we continue devoting such enormous resources to military conflict, instead of developing alternative energy sources and sound economic practices in greater harmony with nature, we are doomed to extinction as a species.

  11. Cook says:

    I see Boris Johnson getting in early to accuse Germany of wishing for a quick Russian victory so their industrial sector doesn’t suffer.

    This is classic deflection when you know bad news is coming down the pipeline.

    That news I suspect is the evidence and findings in the sabotage of Nordstream pipeline which will point the finger directly at the U.K.

    All explosives have a “finger print” that can show the particular manufacturer of the explosives.

    How will the German people feel when the U.S tell them to keep quiet when it is revealed that Germany’s historical enemy attacked them and this attack has caused great hardship, all for the continuance of U.S “rules based order?”

  12. Franz says:

    It’s always crucial to remember that between 1991 and 1999 the equivalent of the present entire household wealth of Russia was stolen and transferred overseas, mostly to London.

    Not only do some of us remember it very well — we’re trying to make Biden stop doing it to us. Okay, not him personally, but as Gorky might put it, The System.

    Finance Capital can only loot. M. Hudson elsewhere on this site notes the many examples. The system is indeed flawed and we can either stop the looting by mass dis-corporation, or not. No secession in the US can work, the State Capitols are just as corrupt. (Feeding one Big Piggy is bad enough, 50 is absurd.) Europe too. A new Dark Age is either coming or already here. There’s some dispute on this.

    • Thanks: Kolya Krassotkin
  13. Samala says:

    Russia was idiotic to let Ukraine become independent. It was idiotic to let a western-backed Maidan coup topple Yanukovych, and turn a deaf ear to Yanukovych’s request for help. It was idiotic to spend years pretending to have any hope in the Minsk accords – obviously fake from the start. It was idiotic to let the Ukraine become a de facto NATO anti-Russian state. It was idiotic to launch a war without enough troops to win it. I have no faith that the idiocy will ever stop. And that’s not even mentioning the idiocy of letting the oligarchs steal all the industry the people had built up for decades.

    • Agree: Haxo Angmark
    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @Durruti
  14. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @777

    Fred Reed was the best writer here. He left specifically because Anglin was being published. I would trade Anglin for Fred any day of the week.

  15. Anonymous[374] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ayax

    the hyped up heroism of anything Russian may be off the top.

    Or not.

    Almost all Western media spews pro-Ukraine blatherskite.

    Not one “journalist” in a thousand reports the perspective of General Douglas McGregor, the one military expert who appears to be telling the truth. Instead, they fellate, silly Milli Vanilli tranny-simp, milquetoast General Mark Milley.

    McGregor says Russia will soon kick Uke arse abetted by General Winter. Mama Bear Russia will claw Ukistan to near-death, all of Putin’s peace offers being rejected by Zionists.

    The same putzes that promoted Israel uber alles (funding wars against Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, etc.) now push penis-piano-playing Zelenskyy to continue warring against Russia. And he willl, until he vamooses to ye olde Bibistan with his zillion stolen shekels.

    FACT: Ukraine was historically the place Christian Russia corral’d Jews who refused to play nice with others.

    FACT: When Jew-created USSR disbanded in 1991, the same Jews who destroyed Christian Russia in 1917 (and needlessly, but cruelly murdered the Romanovs in cold blood) rushed in to rob it.

    FACT: Zionists now seek to (1) punish Putin for expelling 1991 Jew oligarch thieves like Jeffrey Sachs (who now pretends to care for Orthodox Christian Rus!) for sacking vulnerable Russia; and (2) destroy Christianized Russia for opposing the same “one-world” globalism that tribally-focused, walled-in, anti-immigrant Israel does.

    In sum: Juden want Ukraine destroyed so Christ-killers can get the West to rebuild it as Israel 2.0.

    FACT: That dog won’t hunt!

    FACT: Putin is defending the Christian West from Nazionist Mammon-money-changers.

    PREDICITON: Russia will kick UKE ass and, along with India-China-Iran, show Uncle Sucker what-for.

    I also predict Trump will win in 2024. Millions will RE-elect him if for no other reason than to wreak vengeance against anti-White, anti-male, anti-Christian shitbird feminists, Zionists, Leftists, Antifa, BLM, CRT, etc.

    More and more goyim are waking up, clanging their balls, and getting in Zionosferatu’s face.

    Vampire in film:

    Vampire head of the ADL (Arab Defamation League), Greensplatt:

    KANYE WEST: “Jews control much in Western culture, forbidding discussion of Jew crimes.”

    JEWS: “We have no power. Ye is a deluded antisemite”

    JEWS BEHIND-THE-SCENES: “Let’s destroy this schwartze for daring to reveal our power!”

    • Agree: michael severson
    • Replies: @Satya
  16. Anonymous[203] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cook

    How will the German people feel when the U.S tell them to keep quiet when it is revealed that Germany’s historical enemy attacked them and this attack has caused great hardship, all for the continuance of U.S “rules based order?”

    Cold? Broke? That the US has helped them quite enough, perhaps, and no further help is needed at this time?

    The Straussians/neo-cons and neoliberal-cons permeating the Anglo-American intel/security apparatus – de facto weaponized viruses – won’t relent. They simply cannot afford losing yet another NATO war – and on top of it against “existential threat” Russia.

    “Straussians/neo-cons and neoliberal-cons” aren’t the primary threat anymore. Since Obama’s second term, they aren’t the dominant faction in the US Federal government. The dominant faction is the Black coalition, and their experience is that if they double down enough, they win. You think you see the Black coalition supporting the “Straussians/neo-cons and neoliberal-cons”, but in terms of dominance it is the other way ’round.

    This is dangerous because the Black coalition simply doesn’t know when to quit. It has no experience of defeat. It has been victorious since the Supremes invalidated “Separate but Equal” back in 1954, Eisenhower integrated some High Schools in 1955. That was a full decade and a half before the Jewish coalition became dominant (~1970), and was 68 years ago. For what that span means, 68 years before 1954 was 1886. 68years is long enough for no Black coalition member to have any experience of losing. (And you could say that same about the Jewish coalition since they defeated the Irish coalition under Kennedy, except that they then lost to Obama during his second term.)

    It is difficult to see how the Russian Federation (RF) can cope with this. However, I’ve said since the surprise RF invasion of Ukraine that RF won’t have to cope with it. Europe, probably led by Germany, will end it by saying that the US has helped them quite enough, perhaps, and no further help is needed at this time? The resulting chaos on the financial markets will bring down the Black coalition, with results unpredictable except that they won’t include executing a nuclear strike but will impoverish and starve the world’s population.

    You know, if some of the physicists are right about the universe being a simulation, it’s a damned poor video game. If some other version of “me” paid for this, I want my money back!

    • LOL: Son of a jedi
  17. I am Not Juan [AKA "I am not Yuan"] says:

    No, those were never the decisions we had a a chance to make which were allowed, those raw decisions which were forced apon us were the only decisions we were allowed. We the people never were given any choice. Our choice in America was to dissent and die.

    • Replies: @I am Not Juan
  18. I am Not Juan [AKA "I am not Yuan"] says:
    @I am Not Juan

    Our choice in Canada is to choose between 3 loser governments or have no choice at all. They all stink.

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  19. Anonymous[374] • Disclaimer says:
    @norecovery

    Mr. Escobar left out the Covid conspiracy

    You mean Covid facts…like masks being useless, jabbed young men dying of myocarditis, and most Covideaths being vaxxed?

    https://www.businesstoday.in/coronavirus/story/58-of-americans-dying-due-to-covid-19-were-either-vaccinated-or-boosted-report-354161-2022-11-25

    Or maybe you mean the same Fauci who swore that straights would die in numbers equal to gays from AIDS lied about Covid…while enriching himself from BigPharmaBuck$?

    a misrepresentation of reality that ignores the factual and historical basis of these movements

    What factual basis, pray tell?

    “renewables,” the whipping-boy of the Russia fanboys who denigrate it along with the supposed “hoax” of climate change

    No one opposes “renewables,” FFS. Conservative conservationist have been planting trees, building dams, culling herds to make them viable forever. They oppose turdbrains like “What’s a garbage-disposal?” AOC who think (1) Teslas can replace gas-fueled cars now; (2) windmills can produce electricity when there’s no wind; and (3) solar panels can produce same on cloudy days.

    In short, the Right thinks it unwise for circus performers to let go of one trapeze before grasping another.

    the primary means of Russia’s economic growth…is fossil energy production

    Like France is known for wine and cheese? Your point?

    failing to implement alternative energy sources will result in far greater costs down the line

    CORRECTION: It unwise to abandon current energy sources (coal-oil-nuclear) like Germany did before creating abundant/reliable new energy sources.

    the many deleterious effects of climate change

    You mean “weather.” You know, meteorological “events” much more affected by the sun, volcanos, and other natural phenomena than human intervention.

    Personally, I prefer not to heed the histrionics of hysterical Harvard students who worship Greta Thunberg while buying water packaged in non-biodegradable plastic bottles.

    NOT a hoax…,and is backed up by a mountain of scientific evidence

    Like the dire warnings that the world would end in 2012?

    foster a more just multipolar world

    Meaning what: shoveling hard-earned money to lazy dementards?

    Escobar underestimate both the resolve and the resources arrayed against Russia (and China)

    Nigga, please. If anything, the opposite is true. Lefties over-estimate the ability of 74-year-old Israel and 233-year-old USA to prevail over millennium-experience Russia and China.

    Russia lost 20,000,000 people in WWII. Plus its land was invaded.

    USA lost 500,000 tops and its land was untouched.

    Whose people do you think are tougher?

    the longer-term future is anything but clear

    Are you vying for the world title of Mr. Obvious?

    the accelerated rate of destruction and destabilization of the climate that we all depend on

    Hysterical utterances do not constitute proof.

    FACT: the world’s 8 billion people could fit comfortably in the USA: 2,000 people per square mile. That’s roughly the population density of the English Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, less than Bermuda.

    FACT: Malthus’ 1798 book An Essay on the Principle of Population, predicted dire consequences for a world with too many humans and too little food.

    FACT: Fritz Haber invented artificial fertilizer 1894-1911 vastly increasing the world’s food supply.

    FACT: while incredibly destructive, humans are also incredibly creative…often defying doomsday doom-sayers…like profoundly dumb stoolbergs like Thunberg.

    • Agree: Bro43rd, HdC, Drapetomaniac
  20. @Notsofast

    You are thoroughly delusional. Every word of your comment is absurd idiocy totally alienated from reality. United States military intelligence predicted the invasion of the Ukraine in the summer of 2021, and gave timely, accurate intelligence of the exact date of the invasion, order of battle, and exact positions of all Russian units and their expected movements to the Ukrainian government. President Zelenskyy not only did not act on this intelligence he complained about it and insisted the Russians would not invade Ukraine. Zelenskyy was the Russians secret weapon, and any success the third rate clown car parade that is the Russian army has achieved is creditable to Zelenskyy. That “success” lasted about two weeks. Aside from that, it has been nothing but failures for Raggedy Bear, idiotic failures. Russia has not destroyed the Ukrainian army, destroyed armies do not take bold and successful initiatives. Not only did the Ukrainian army defeat the Russian army army at the Battle of Kiev, but drove Raggedy Bear entirely out of North Ukraine. Ukraine followed this with the successful, limited, offensives in Kharkiv Oblast and Kherson. Russia has lost the war. There is nothing more absurd than to start a fight then get your assed kicked. Russia started this war and is getting it’s assed kicked. What is Russia’s response to it’s own stupidity and failure? Lash out with terror attacks against civilian infrastructure while assuming a defensive posture and trying to hold on to its pathetic territorial gains like a dog with a bone. This is not an operations plan that leads to victory, but Russia’s reaction syndrome to the certainty of defeat.

  21. @777

    Anglin ‘heavy-hitting’? Deranged misogyny and rabid homophobia is repellent.

    • Replies: @rabbit redux
    , @saggy
    , @Ace
  22. @norecovery

    The West is ROTTEN to the core. Its ‘elites’ are either psychopaths or dullards. It is controlled by its banksters, with ‘democracy’ a sick farce. Its ‘moral values’ are child sexual mutilation, the denial of sexual difference, lying, mass murder and destruction, its economies are crumbling under debt and inequality, and across the world billions are hoping for its demise, and wishing Russia and China well.

    • Replies: @Ace
  23. Ross23 says:
    @The seventh column

    I too had my doubts but these 300,000 are not regular soldiers but reservists in regular jobs.

    So the gov is paying them to be away from their jobs

    This is putting great financial pressure on them, so not using them is not an option.

    • Replies: @The seventh column
  24. @Notsofast

    I’ve got my beer and peanuts ready for the full spectrum war. It’ll make February 24th look like child’s play. I can feel it in the air here in Moscow even. The calm before the storm.

  25. Mischa says:
    @Cook

    The German people won’t “feel” or say diddly squat. They are a conquered people who believe the lies of the media.

    • Replies: @Ace
  26. All explosives have a “finger print” that can show the particular manufacturer of the explosives.

    The people behind Nordstream probably don’t know that.

  27. Brosi says:

    rainbow-dance to every woke tune on the market; and freeze and burn wood while blessing “renewables” in the altar of European values.

    This made me think of the famous Shakespear scene:

    Double double toil and trouble/Fire burn and cauldron bubble


    Why are these harpie war whores so set on dragging Europe into WWIII?

    Let us not forget this war-horny heifer:

    “This is a war they will not win”

    Then there is this war hag too:

    Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni pledged Italy’s “strong commitment” to NATO and efforts to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    Why are all these bimbos who have never served in the military and have never had to worry about the draft so hot and bothered by the chance of starting WWIII?

    Is it because they are witches, or is it because women are simply so much easier for the Talmudists to mind control?

  28. anonymous[395] • Disclaimer says:

    There is Western propaganda that hitting power stations is a ‘war crime’ because it affects civilians, but even the US government Law of War Manual says this is nearly always not the case:

    • Thanks: dogbumbreath
  29. So there are definitely going to be bikers who definitely do not want to be the authors of the end of the world? Why not ask them then? They could definitely be more peaceful than the current ‘leaders of the world. We should definitely ask them then for a little help here, because we got fuck all from the current leaders of our world?
    Zelensky is just grabbing as many billions as he can to feather his own nest. He does not have a single chance of winning. That is the fact he wishes to avoid.

    • Replies: @My name is not Juan
  30. GMC says:

    Yep, Zelensky has too big of a western Fanbase to get rid of him. And right now the US needs a very big distraction. He will be the next Deposed President in hiding – it’ll be tough for him to decide between, Miami, Israel, Tuscany or maybe new Mansion closer to the action or Blanco – Colombia. lol

    Ether way the West has to keep the sheepeople focused on a War and not on the Genocide at home —

    https://www.cryptogon.com/?p=65379 – Died Suddenly. This will get your attention. Especially that part where the US soldiers, were forced to get the jab.

  31. @My name is not Juan

    Maybe various different biker groups could actually help out humanity here?

  32. Karl1906 says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    True. And an excellent commentary!

  33. EU – DOA.
    Poor sot couldn’t keep lights on.
    In night fades away.

  34. Karl1906 says:
    @norecovery

    The “anti-Collective-West rant” you’re talking about is serious critism on the warmongering and systematic destruction of our society and civilisation by a bunch of greedy lunatics. It’s most certainly not against the population and our culture – our culture “proper” not that leftist poison.

    This is a war against all of us and Russia is in the fortunate position that the Jelzin-era ended quickly (enough) and Putin was NOT a crook and goon of the same bunch that’s now trying to mob and rob him and his country out of existence.

    • Agree: acementhead
  35. because his Kiev vassals were shooting at Russian missiles that should not have been in the air (and they were not).

    I read up to your first lie. That was it.

    Russia started the war for no reason other than Putin’s imperial lusts. If the Russians had not shot missiles in to Ukraine, the Ad missiles would not have hit Poland. Simple as that. Putin is responsible for them, even if the Ukrainians fired them. That’s just a fact you don’t like Escobar.

  36. @Ayax

    . . . Russia will not be able to hold off all of NATO/EU if this war drags on. . .

    Yeah, the non-binary, vax-crippled, woke and coddled troops of NATO/EU. . . a force to be reckoned with.

    • Agree: Drapetomaniac
  37. Genocide!
    Jewkraine mobilizes mostly Russian-speaking citizens. Almost exclusively Russian-speakers are mobilized by Jewkraine.
    The “Ukrainian” military, on the orders of coupist Vladimir Zionlendski, drafts mainly residents from Russian-speaking regions. The western regions (under the hand of Vatica) are hardly affected by the mobilizations.
    Jewkraine wants to get rid of Russian citizens by using “Ukrainian” Russians as cannon fodder against Russians (from the heartland). The war in “Ukraine” is a Jewish war on the back of Russians (and Europeans alltogether). There is nothing more racist and fascist than Judaism. Every single Russian murdered goes onto the account of the evil axis Jewmerica-Israhell-Vatica; assissted by EUSSR lackeys. (The EUSSR too is a criminal enterprise of Judaism.)

  38. @777

    Speaking of (((shills))). . .

    • Agree: Weave
  39. @The seventh column

    I sincerily (sic) doubt there Will Be any russian (sic) offensive.

    Where do you stand on the sunrise in the morning?

  40. @Ayax

    One thing is for sure, Russia will not be able to hold off all of NATO/EU if this war drags on, short of using Nukes.

    A humanities degree giving an opinion on the workings of a power plant. ..for sure…LOL.

    Col. Douglas Macgregor, Scott Ritter disagree.
    So does facts, evidence, data, and knowledge.

    Back to Twitter and Gab.

    • Agree: Liosnagcat
  41. Given the promptitude with which the US admitted the truth about the missile’s provenience, I very much doubt that the “accident” resulted from a plot by Anglo-American “intelligence” to start WW3. Whether the Ukrainians misfired or fired that missile on purpose, hoping to trigger NATO’s Article 5, is open for argument but I can’t help but think that everybody in NATO seemed relieved that the missile wasn’t Russian.

  42. @norecovery

    No recovery – nomen est omen!
    You might never recover from your BS?
    Fire – burning – is an essential (element).
    As your cucked code “GSG” says: It is greening.
    CO2 is a coolent!
    Hydrocarbons are unlimited in regenerating supplies as “Erdöl” – oil of the earth, like tree sap.
    Burning is good and essential like water (drinking).
    If you want to do something “for the environment” drive a V8, have a nice garden with trees and destroy the UN who organizes climate change by spraying us to death, promoting the atmospheric heating via solar panels, windmills and “making forests fit for climate change” – meaning cutting down old forests with huge foliage and replanting tiny nothings. That is your braindamaged cuckwit climate change – you cunning son of Jewish excrements aka hasbara troll!

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  43. @norecovery

    You wrote lot and said very little of substance. Your Green pitch was on the level of Greta Thornburg.

    You are not a scientific or technical person. That is obvious.

  44. @Ayax

    By George I think he’s got it.

  45. Boll says:

    It‘s going pretty well for the Ukrainians even though their own military failed miserably. The Russians aren‘t able to fight the long range artillery and missile equipment supplied by the west and they still do not have air superiority. Their intelligence and deep reconnaissance capabilities seem restricted when compared to what team stars and stripes is able to deliver. With only a handful of large weapons the Ukrainian troops inflict significant losses on the Russian side, limit their ability to move. If the US keeps that fire burning Russian options will be limited. The Russian capacities are by no means sufficient to conquer and hold larger parts of Ukraine. Just look at what they had to invest to drive out enemy troops 80 years ago. They do not have that muscle anymore. Any kind of armistice would be used to rebuild Ukrainian capacities so this is no option at all. Russia can only stay if they turn Ukraine into a waste land that won’t be able to fight back anymore. It‘s their last resort in this campaign.

    • LOL: Poupon Marx
    • Replies: @Liosnagcat
  46. @The seventh column

    ….Wii Be….

    A second grader at a failed inner city public school. Did you write this with crayons?

  47. @777

    Have you thought of subscribing to the New Yorker?

    • Thanks: Weave
  48. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    And every time I hear the words ‘holocaust’, ‘war’ or ‘reparations’, I suddenly feel a jew’s hand slithering into my wallet.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  49. anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:
    @norecovery

    What happens if a large portion of the western population – especially white males – figure out that their governments are the problem and mobilize against them? The Global South is desperate to stand behind Russia and China. The west ain’t that powerful, pal. And it has oppressed and betrayed a huge percentage of its own people in the great cause of looking after the Khazarians. The world it is a-changing.

  50. @Samala

    Russia didn’t have the means to prevent any of it when it happened.

  51. Russia will roll over the gay parade forces.
    It’s also probable that once the Azov type executioners, torturers and terrorists are defeated, a big majority will vote for union with Russia.

    Meanwhile elsewhere there are more defeats pending for the Powers of Darkness.
    Turkey and Iran have both struck at other western dupes, the Kurds, in N Iraq. Because of their terrorism on behalf of the gay disco.
    Even an air-raid siren went off at the US consulate in Erbil. And everyone knows that the Americans are only there for cultural exchange, goodwill and visas …
    Kurds seem lika the eternal boneheads, something like Poles.

    https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/11/21/693099/Iraq-Iran-terrorist-groups-Kurdistan

    • Thanks: showmethereal
  52. Satya says:
    @Anonymous

    [ADL (Arab Defamation League),]

    When you write, please pay attention what you have written. ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
    This ugly terrorist guy is not Arab.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  53. Cris M. says:

    What’s also important in sorting actions there, and false ‘green’ scheme, which though being used to limit people, does not mean that they, the cabalers, aren’t also destroying earth, which they are. Their false green scheme is double, to use excuse to control, or push immigration etc, the same time destroying it themselves, because that destroys our ability to shove back. ‘they’ don’t want people to care, so they can continue to destroy ability to grow food or make weapons, separate from them.

    To that, damage to ukraine is as much to destroy the land, which has been ongoing target over a century because of the rich soils, growing food. Now more poisoned by wars, whomever is joined in doing that. The title of piece, electric war could apply to more. Imagine earth a dead black void, only some blinking lights of malfunction robots left. The continued damage may not be able to be stopped as is. False green agenda, double scheme.

    Also shouldn’t depend on false groups to stop anything, that’s been half the mislead.

  54. Wokechoke says:
    @Brosi

    women are murderous. Fascinating to see so many in power and so close to the bloodbath.

    • Replies: @Brosi
  55. Wokechoke says:
    @Bombercommand

    Power grids are considered legitimate military targets. The Ukies don’t look terrified they look Uncanny driving around in the dark.

  56. Anonymous[203] • Disclaimer says:

    Lavrov sounds like he (and the Russian Federation (RF) are willing to come to terms with Europe, although the terms won’t be as favorable to Europe as they were back in 2020.
    Lavrov also doesn’t quite understand what the US is doing and why it is doing it. This is not surprising because (as always) the democratic US is responding to its own internal politics, which are (also as always) opaque to anybody who hasn’t grown up in the US and had enough near misses to make knowledge of US internal politics a survival skill.

    Lavrov’s statements support the above description. Here are supporting excerpts from Lavrov:

    First, the West has been losing ground ever since WW II. Please read van Creveld’s classic essay (https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol26/iss1/4/) from 1996, about 3 decades ago. van Creveld was the first to see that the West was losing ground general, not just in isolated instances.

    Lavrov thinks the West is driven by “impotent rage”. The “impotent range” abounds, but the driver is loss of influence.
    The US defeated the USSR with globalization — the imperial system of trade (that is, only trade between subjects of each Empire) — with global trade between any two countries, enforced by the US Navy and (if necessary) suppression of local wars. The only condition was that the trading companies not be allied with the USSR. At the cost of US industrialization, this policy eventually gave the US a world wide empire dependent on the US Dollar as a means of trade, and destroyed the USSR.
    As van Creveld pointed out, this apparent triumph was actually a defeat for the US. Actual Western influence declined using several measures, such as population and area.
    Second, the West is actively trying to halt the loss of influence described by van Creveld.

    After several decades of Western influence decline, Bush the First tried to reverse this loss of influence by incorporating the Levant and Afghanistan into the global trade network. His method was simple: military occupation by the US DOD, followed by intensive re-education along the lines so familiar in the US itself. This effort is still ongoing in Syria, but has clearly failed in the Levant and Afghanistan.
    A second effort was the rapid conversion of Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation (RF) to globalism. This time, color revolutions rather than military occupation was the preferred method, perhaps because the Western military was committed elsewhere.
    The second effort is the one Lavrov is discussing. Lavrov doesn’t seem to understand that the West is in serious trouble. European dependence on RF resources would, eventually, separate Europe from the global trade network and a dependence on RF military support. Such a separation would eliminate the indirect tribute that the US is levying on global trade.
    The Ukraine/RF conflict is a Western attempt to stop separation of EU from globalization and its incorporation into a local economic relation with RF. As with Afghanistan, the Western attempt seems to be highly counterproductive in that it has left Europe with a choice between breaking with the US and globalization on the one hand, and starving in the cold on the other hand. At best, the Ukraine/RF conflict can result in either a broke Europe that cannot pay tribute to the US, or else an industrialized Europe that is closely linked to the RF.

    The US needs tribute to maintain internal stability. The US Federal government depends on borrowing money to pay the monstrous subsidies that maintain large bankrupt urban areas in which over half of US citizens live. The US Feds are even now in such bad shape that they are “defunding” police and corrections (but not the judiciary or bureaucracies) in order to save money, these savings being the only ones that the Black coalition will tolerate.
    Note that the Black middle class is directly or indirectly employed by the various government bureaucracies, which will accept “Woke” degrees as job qualifications. Obviously the Black coalition (if it really does run very many urban areas and the Democratic Party) would not long survive dismissing its middle class supporters from their employment. Money is the mother’s milk of politics, and starving mammals will bite the hand that used to feed them.

    Conclusion: It isn’t “impotent rage” that drives the RF/Ukraine conflict. It’s “do or die” for the internal stability of the US. That makes the RF/Ukraine conflict a central war, in which one government or the other (or all, as in WW I) will be destroyed. The US side, at least, doesn’t understand nuclear war theory and doesn’t want to, as it has won by doubling down until their opponent of the day backs down. That is what makes use of nuclear weapons possible.

    ****************************************************

    1] Excerpts from Lavrov. Lavrov understand what is being done, but does not understand why it is being done.

    [MORE]

    I would put it differently. The current political establishment that has been raised in the West can be said to have “adequate limitations.” They consider themselves to be adequate, but they have limited competence in terms of political experience and knowledge.
    . . .
    We cannot be happy that people in Europe will suffer from the cold and lower living standards
    . . .
    We will not be happy, but we won’t feel overly concerned either. I believe we should stay aloof. They have created these problems for themselves; they have opted for living in these conditions and for abandoning the natural and beneficial ties, which have been created over decades in energy, logistics and transport links. This is their choice. Love cannot be forced. This process, when they complete it, if at all, because it is incompatible with unilateral profiteering, will cost the subsequent economic development in Europe dearly. They should not ask us to revive agreements. They have been proved unreliable. We cannot rely on such “partners” when planning long-term strategic investment in the development of our country and its foreign ties. We will work with other partners who are predictable. They have always been there for us in the East, in the South and on other continents. Now that the share of the West in our foreign economic ties has been reduced dramatically, the share of our other partners will increase commensurately.
    . . .
    I don’t know the reason for their (the Western governments’ )inadequacy. Maybe the absence of strong leaders is convenient for someone?

    Question: For whom exactly?

    Sergey Lavrov: For the bureaucrats in the European Commission. There are 60,000 of them, which is a lot. They have become a thing-in-itself.
    . . .
    She (US Sec. Treas, Janet Yellen) said that economic integration has been weaponised by Russia. This is going much further than the other rubbish we have been hearing and looks like an agony. They don’t know how else to explain their own failure.
    . . .
    I think that Western politicians are now making every effort to avoid showing they have been mistaken. The ruling parties will try to do this by hook or by crook – they have no other way. But the opposition – in Austria, voices are increasingly heard (there’s the Austrian Freedom Party, which Brussels does not favour very much, but it’s a legitimate party). In other countries, the opposition is rising their heads: why are we doing this? Why can’t we just look at things and reach agreement? Many people have questions.
    . . .
    Developing countries don’t view the situation as Russia having crossed some “red line.” They remember what the Americans did in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Yugoslavia in 1999. With no notice, no warning that American interests were being infringed on, no calls to do something about it…

    Question: No eight years of trying to reach agreement…

    Sergey Lavrov: The United States bombed countries located 10,000 kilometres away from its coastline and razed cities to the ground. Europe never even dared to make a sound.
    . . .
    If and when, at some stage, Europe suddenly says that they have overreacted and are interested in restoring our economic relations and trade, we shouldn’t push them away. We will see how good the offer is, and only then react.
    . . .
    This process continues, consistently and persistently. It will continue as long as the West, in its impotent rage, desperate to aggravate the situation as much as possible . . .

    Source: https://russische-botschaft.ru/de/2022/07/21/foreign-minister-sergey-lavrovs-interview-with-rt-television-sputnik-agency-and-rossiya-segodnya-international-information-agency-moscow-july-20-2022/

    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
  57. Eudion2 says:
    @Quartermaster

    If the Russians had not shot missiles in to Ukraine, the Ad missiles would not have hit Poland. Simple as that. Putin is responsible for them, even if the Ukrainians fired them.

    There you have it, Poland. Ukraine will keep firing missiles at you but it’s Russia’s fault. How many missiles will Ukraine have to rain down upon your cities before you declare World War 3 on Russia?

  58. @Ayax

    We will soon see if your theory holds up

    • Thanks: Agent76
  59. Brosi says:
    @Wokechoke

    Well Claire Davies has more courage than all those WEF bimbos combined.

    • Thanks: Agent76
    • Replies: @satya
    , @anonymous
  60. saggy says: • Website
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Anglin ‘heavy-hitting’? Deranged misogyny and rabid homophobia is repellent.

    Agree on the misogyny, and it seems to be a regular feature of the ‘alt-right’, which is unfortunate. But on the subject of homos I think Anglin is on the money and the the only writer who is, this ‘top surgery’ and ‘bottom surgery’ for what are essentially kids is off the chart insane, and is now becoming commonplace, as is the use of ridiculous ‘pronouns’. This may be superficial, but …. I think the applicable word is satanic. I think it’s an incredible inversion of reality that threatens everything. Anglin in right. Even Jordan Peterson is right !!!

    It is going mainstream …



    Video Link
    The real reality … (you don’t want to watch this)



    Video Link

  61. As an American with deep moral and patriotic values… I will continue to root for the Russians.

    • Agree: Fred777
  62. MLK says:
    @Ayax

    One thing is for sure, Russia will not be able to hold off all of NATO/EU if this war drags on, short of using Nukes.

    This war has been dragging for many years. Where to saliently begin? 2014? 2008 Bucharest Summit? Indeed, to hear Russia tell it, there needs to be a do-over of the last quarter century (of NATO expansion and other shenanigans.

    For its part, the USG wants to hold on to its 1989-91 jackpot winnings.

    Your comment alludes to a current fashionable viewpoint to the effect that in the long run Russia is screwed. Just don’t ask for details.

    There is nothing about the current alignment to substantiate this neocon happy horseshit. The illegitimate Biden regime has one card left to play — conjuring a direct war with Russia context that is impossible to unwind. A cleaving akin to The Cold War.

    In my view, keeping the USG from crossing this Rubicon explains much of Russia’s circumspection before and since its SMO kickoff in the Ukraine. In totality, Russia has bought clarity. It has given space to India, Turkey and myriad other key players to build a multilateralist position. China is between a rock and a hard place as everyone, most especially Russia, knows that the Biden regime, and key ruling and governing class factions in the US, are in thrall to it.

    The Ukraine is geo-strategically existential for Russia. If it was all they wanted for Christmas, the neocons should have gotten it done when the original Yeltsin headlined in Russia. Not now, after Russia has had a couple of decades to resurge and prepare — and with an American ‘Yeltsin’ installed as president no less.

    The Russians know that there is nothing in terms of a negotiated settlement in the Ukraine, much less for benighted Ukrainians, that at all motivates the USG to make the post-Cold War re-do Russia is demanding. The US is already proceeding with The Three Seas Initiative and much more.

    The only basis for a deal that delays or modifies a big Russian offensive in Dec/Jan is one that lifts at least some energy sanctions on Russia. Even then, at this point it’s hard to see the Russian interest in not getting the job done in terms of turning Ukraine into a landlocked rump via an offensive to Odessa (and to the border of Transnistria).

  63. botete says:

    That’s why Russia is accumulating serious advantages while “disturbing the dust in a bowl of rose-leaves”.

    Pepe, arguably the rose-garden is the essentially sentimental view of humanity that all is somehow well in an absurd and incomprehensible universe, not a saintly Russia kicking up trouble for a demonic West! But I like your work, big fan for years. One other inconsistency, tho, in your piece: the bit about 3-1 invasive force vs defending force–the numbers here don’t work out. If the Ukes have a million then Russia needs three million, what is the evidence this number of Russkies is forthcoming– not clear in your piece. I do understand the need for the bong in these trying times. Onward, bud!

  64. Redman says:
    @Quartermaster

    I think what Pablo means here is that the Russian missiles had already been fired and had hit their targets in Ukraine.

    The Ukey S-300 missiles were fired at Poland “after” the RF attack on infrastructure was finished.
    The lapse in time is evidence that the S-300 missiles were a planned false flag.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
  65. anonymous[210] • Disclaimer says:
    @Satya

    He means Greensplatt defames the Arabs. Not that Arabs defame anyone.

    • Replies: @satya
  66. Durruti says:
    @Samala

    Russia was idiotic to let Ukraine become independent. It was idiotic to let a western-backed Maidan coup topple Yanukovych, and turn a deaf ear to Yanukovych’s request for help. It was idiotic to spend years pretending to have any hope in the Minsk accords – obviously fake from the start. It was idiotic to let the Ukraine become a de facto NATO anti-Russian state. It was idiotic to launch a war without enough troops to win it. I have no faith that the idiocy will ever stop. And that’s not even mentioning the idiocy of letting the oligarchs steal all the industry the people had built up for decades.

    Idiocy, Treason, or a display of Powerlessness, are no way to win a war, or any other serious confrontation.

    Do not know who the Hell ‘Escobar’ is, but he is of no help to either the Russian or the American people.

    As with – the seventh column, or Haxel Angmark, I will see it – when I believe it.

    The non-resistance of the Russian Leaders to the Imperialist takeover of their Western land – from Kiev, to Karkov, a takeover that began in 1945 and has yet to end, is a sad sight. It eases our consciences in America, for our lack of response to the Coup D’état of November 22, 1963. The Russian intervention (in their own land), endlessly hesitant, and weakly supplied with troops, and arms, and always BEGGING for NEGOTIATIONS is a confusing, to SAD sight. No- It is a pathetic sight.

    The Russian nation has yet to completely free itself from the Zionist/American/British/NATO Bear Trap it stepped in shortly after the end of WW II.

    Wish them well! If you think it is easy to exit a Rothschild & Company Bear Trap, I suggest you peruse our ‘so-called American Congress (including its syphoning of $$$ vast funds to the Israeli Military Financial Complex). Below, 72 of our so-called Congresspeople bend over on command.

    https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=82a71e55d0a4176bJmltdHM9MTY2OTMzNDQwMCZpZ3VpZD0xNDE5NDYwYy1kOWE2LTZlYzAtMTE1ZC01NDZiZDg4YTZmZGMmaW5zaWQ9NTIwMA&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=1419460c-d9a6-6ec0-115d-546bd88a6fdc&psq=72+congressmen+visit+israel&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly9iaXJ0aG9mYW5ld2VhcnRoYmxvZy5jb20vNzItZGVtb2NyYXQtYW5kLXJlcHVibGljYW4tY29uZ3Jlc3NtZW4tcGFydHktaW4taXNyYWVsLW9uLWFsbC1leHBlbnNlLXRyaXAtcGFpZC1ieS1pc3JhZWxpLWxvYmJ5aW5nLW9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbi1haXBhYy8&ntb=1

    Escobar’s constant DOGMATIC pandering, (with the sight of a Blind Man), to the Russian leadership, (he treats them as INFALLIBLE), is counterproductive to any attempt to oppose NATO Imperialism in Eastern Europe. Is that his intent?

    I urge all to Read, or reread Trotsky‘s “Revolution Betrayed,” not to become a ‘follower’ of one of the sects bearing his name, but in order that you better understand the nature of Russian political Corruption (not as profound as American political corruption – but what is?).

    https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=c487770b2df13ebcJmltdHM9MTY2OTMzNDQwMCZpZ3VpZD0xNDE5NDYwYy1kOWE2LTZlYzAtMTE1ZC01NDZiZDg4YTZmZGMmaW5zaWQ9NTI0NQ&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=1419460c-d9a6-6ec0-115d-546bd88a6fdc&psq=the+revolution+betrayed+leon+trotsky&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubWFyeGlzdHMub3JnL2FyY2hpdmUvdHJvdHNreS8xOTM2L3JldmJldC8&ntb=1

    To begin a military operation, without the intention of winning it — Must I finish this sentence?

    But with Moscow massing fresh troops for a winter offensive, the Ukrainian Army may end up completely routed.

    That Escobar is good!!!

    Of course, the telegraphed Right will catch Zio/NATO completely by surprise. Let’s hope ZIO/NATO does not read his article.

    The seventh column says:

    “I sincerily doubt there Will Be any russian offensive.” If the Russian Army Commanders, are free to attempt to win this war, this is the analysis they would want.

    Their Morals and Ours Who wrote that?

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen – nom de guerre, Durruti

    • Thanks: Chuck Orloski
  67. satya says:
    @Brosi

    Thank you for posting this clip. I wanted to post the same clip, good that you did.
    People should watch MP Clare, Daly (Ireland), in the European Parliament to see there are still politicians who have not been bought by the Jewish mafia, Rothschild like Biden, Obama, Clinton and other traitors.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  68. @Bombercommand

    A very low level fictions commentary that is absent of factual evidence, data, observation. Characterizing the initial Russian Operation as a failure is an error. Its mission was not to destroy the Ukraine Army, take Kiev, etc., but to provide security of Russiaphones.

    Your wimpy bar ignorance is laid bare in single sentences with no support, evidence, citation. You just deposited a lump of turds with some kind of hrmph indignation.

    You belong on sites with less knowledgable readers, in order no to make yourself appear so stupid. I could write a page refuting your slobbering nonsense, but I am just too tired. Let someone else do it. No hard to do.

    • Agree: Notsofast, Decoy
  69. Such tawdriness was compounded by a ridiculous cover-up: the Ukrainians were firing on Russian missiles from a direction that they could not possibly be coming from.

    Mr. Escobar really ought to have somebody who understands the situation proof-read his essays. This remark is just dumb! Russian ballistic tactical missiles will be incoming only from the East, but their low-flying “cruise” missiles and drones can be programmed to arrive from any direction.

    De-industrialize and be happy; rainbow-dance to every woke tune on the market; and freeze and burn wood while blessing “renewables” in the altar of European values.

    The stupid behavior by European politicians is not evidence Climate Change is a false notion. This BS doesn’t belong in a serious piece.

    Surely they could have spared a few tens of thousands more than the initial 100,000. But they did not. It was a political decision.

    More likely it was a military decision. Mr. Escobar forgets that before NATO jumped into the war, Russia was winning with its 100,000 troops. And the Author doesn’t seem to understand that NATO could have done even more and directly intervened with its military forces. To be ready for that eventuality Russia had to have a substantial reserve in place. Mr. Escobar wants it both ways, and that’s not very clever.

    Grade: Mixed Bag.

  70. @Bombercommand

    Shlomo Lipshitz. It’s you again.

  71. @Haxo Angmark

    Thanks for enlightening me; I didn’t realize December was only one day long.

    • LOL: Ace
    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  72. @Ross23

    They will be used to try to stabilize the gains.
    The kherson and Kharkov retreats are some kind of signal given by Putin to show the west he wants to end the mess he is in…

    • Replies: @Tasm Boag
  73. @Anonymous

    Everything you wrote is wrong and contrary to evidence and observation. You do not make your case. Your couched phrases of compound sentences and serial non-syllogistic reasoning make you look like a pretentious fool.

    Lavrov doesn’t understand why… 16 years as Russia’s Foreign Minister. This man is a genius, master and commander of this job and realm. You are so low, that your neck does not crane back far enough to see what is real.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  74. Ace says:
    @norecovery

    That’s just sad. There are trees 70 feet below the surface of Lake Michigan. Who doesn’t know about the “carbon”-mediated, 70-foot rise in the lake level in the last 100 years? Climate change! Case closed.

  75. @Ayax

    At the rate that the Biden Regime is using up its stockpile of conventional weapons by giving them to their Jewish puppet in Kiev, it will be the US neocons who will have to resort to nukes first (and blame it on ‘mad-man’ Putin) to stave off an inevitable Russian victory. Western Europe, which has for years depended on the US war machine to provide for its defense, is already too tapped out to provide much more help.

  76. Ace says:
    @Mischa

    They are in good company with the French and Swedes. They WILL NOT support patriotic parties and starve them of oxygen. If a patriot dares to life his or her head above the parapet they gather their skirts and jump onto a chair like a giddy new tranny who sees a mouse.

  77. @Anon

    Reed is a gifted writer, no doubt. A master of satirical overstatement, much like Anglin in that respect. But Reed refuses to acknowledge the JQ, while Anglin is over the top. In our times, over the top is to be preferred to refusal to acknowledge.

    Unz Review is valuable in that a more broad-based and factually-bolstered Jew-control-critical perspective is permitted (beginning with the work of the estimable Mr Unz, himself) to emerge and grow ever-stronger.

  78. Brosi says:
    @Athena

    I am not certain what your point here is, Athena. I read your comments, and many are very good.

    I speak a little french but not that much.

    Here are the lyrics in English:

    Miss Maggie

    Society woman or whores,
    often both together,
    unremarkable woman, star or fat lump,
    females of all kind, I love you.

    Even to the worst fucking idiot
    I want to dedicate these few verses
    stemming from my disgust of men
    and their warlike mentality.

    ‘Cause no woman on Earth
    will ever be dumber than her brother
    nor prouder, nor more dishonest
    except maybe Miss Thatcher

    As much as I hate trying to deconstruct poetry or lyrics, I will take a stab at this:

    You are calling me a “fucking idiot” and basically a chauvanist, because Women are no worse than men.

    After more than 6 decades dealing with women, including a daughter, I have come to recognize some of their weaknesses. And one of their biggest weaknesses is that if you criticize any woman in front of another, a woman will instantly compare the statement to herself. If you call a woman “fat”, than if the woman you are with is not slim, she will instantly be defensive of the other woman. It works every time, like clockwork. It is part of the same wiring that makes women more “empathetic” or even “compassionate”. Of course E. Michael Jones speaks very clearly about how one of the main reasons society is so screwed up is because women are riddled with guilt for all the abortions so many have had, and that this guilt, in a similar way to the fake guilt cast on Germans for the Holofraud, makes them vulnerable to manipulation mind control.

    Now if you called Trump a war whore, and Biden a driveling idiot, I could care less. Even if you insulted a man I respect, say, Ron Paul, or Robert Malone, or Peter McCollough, I won’t take it personally. But Women don’t work that way. This is one of the reasons they are so much more vulnerable to MKUltra mind control, and one of the reason so many end up becoming Beta Kittens and victims of sex abuse.

    Take all those girls working for Jeff Epstein. Many obviously were enjoying not only the pay, but also the fringe benefits. Later, likely after many abortions, and many failed attempts to keep and hold a man, they become bitter and resentful. It is no surprise that 50% if young women today suffer from mental illness.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @RobinG
    , @Liosnagcat
  79. Please also join me in today’s prayer that Hunter Biden won’t be appointed U.S. Ambassador at large to the international drug cartels or Zelensky’s limo driver.

  80. @Brosi

    Be careful there brother or some charming harridan will swoop out of nowhere and label you (gasp) a MAN OF UNZ!

    Cheers-

    • LOL: Brosi
    • Replies: @Brosi
  81. @saggy

    …and now the RF has banned sex re-assignment surgery while the grotesque EU toadies claim this makes “war with Russia” more likely. Anglin is looking smarter all the time.

  82. Ace says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    May I suggest that when the lunatic left supports gynohysteria and repulsive queer excess the inevitable misogyny and disdain for relentless celebration of homosexuality that has resulted are not, respectively, deranged or rabid.

    The way the current “narrative” goes, the most tepid, timid objection to half naked men cavorting on city street on leashes and with rubber balls strapped into their mouths instantly becomes the “rabid homophobia” to which you refer. It’s always that quantum leap into distortion and misrepresentation. “Next it’s the gas chambers for people who love each other.”

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  83. DeepState says:

    In order to stop the war in Ukraine there has to be free and fair elections in the West.
    The puppet-strings must be severed or the puppeteers dealt with.
    Let us imagine that Biden is pouring billions of dollars down a rathole at the behest of an entity that is inimical to the US.
    Similarly Ursula von der Leyden is doing things that hurt the Europeans.
    Obviously the same folks who engineered the USSR, WW1 WW2 and 9/11 are playing the Ukraine war.
    Dulce et decorum est pro Anglia Mori…..Wilfred Owen November 1918.

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
  84. @ISL

    Wanna bet?
    You guys also believed that nikolaev/Odessa and the whole of Donbass would be taken in the weeks after the Kiev retreat/fiasco…
    As i said and mark my words, there will not be any kind of offensive, because that’s not what Putin wants…

  85. map says:
    @Ayax

    There are not enough white men in America or Europe to successfully fight Russia. To beat Russia’s white supremacist military, you need actual white supremacists. Moreover, the white men that do most of the fighting have all of their combat experience focused on the Middle East, basically, goat herders and peasants. They have no experience fighting a near-peer enemy at all.

    Once the white percentage of western militaries are killed in combat, these militaries will implode and be rendered largely ineffective.

    This is why they are talking about nukes.

  86. Ace says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Now you’re talking.

    QED by the amazing Whitney Webb.

  87. map says:
    @norecovery

    1) Climate change is a hoax. It is pushed by the same people who lied about Vietnam, 9/11, and Iraq.

    2) A scientist in 2022 is just someone who sells his credentials for money, usually to the highest bidder. When the highest bidder is the same person, the scientist becomes an employee, talking his master’s book.

    3) The “mountains of data” mean nothing because they are created by people who do not work for you.

    The sanctions against Russia have been a boon to the Russia people. The cost of everything that they buy has gone down because Russians do not have to bid with the rest of the world for Russian resources. Russia oceans of natural resources are now solely available to the Russia people, which means the Russian standard of living has held steady or improved while Europe is collapsing. Another example of how when a country is cut off from free trade, suddenly that country gets richer domestically.

    And stop calling them “fossil fuels.” They are called hydrocarbons. No one is going to stop using them because you can’t run tanks and fighters and missiles on batteries. Case closed.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  88. Notsofast says:
    @Redman

    agree and that wasn’t just a farm they hit, it was also a major grain processing center. looks like another attempted attack on the food supply, to increase the phony food shortages and intentional supply chain disruptions. this allows even higher prices and profits for those behind all of this. if that missile hadn’t fallen short and the farm workers hadn’t posted the picture with identifiable parts on line, you can rest assured they would have accused russia of this “terrorist act” as well as attempting to use food as a weapon.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  89. anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brosi

    White women are a cancer in western civilization.

    • Replies: @Brosi
  90. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    I like that Pepe is here giving us the pov from the other side.

    But damn his writing style is unfortunate. ESL is a bitch.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  91. @Cook

    The Germans have been so addled by the Holocau$t™ mind-phuck that they’ll say or do nothing.

  92. @Anon

    Fred was good a long time ago but in recent years he’s become a parody of himself, a Jewish shill. I sometimes wondered if his wife was writing the material because apparently he’s been almost blind for a long while.

  93. anonymous[403] • Disclaimer says:
    @Quartermaster

    I read your handle on your “comment”, and that was it.

    Kept on scrollin.

  94. Brosi says:
    @Timur The Lame

    MAN OF UNZ!

    LOL. Paging Alden…

    Here is the crux of the matter: Undoubtedly Athena does not agree with the war mongering policies promoted by the likes of Ursula van der Leyen or Sanna Marin. These bimbos got elected (I know Ursula was selected) because as mothers their motherhood was a major attraction for other mothers. They have compassion for “the children”, and after all, men are the enemy.

    But even if Athena is childless, she would likely vote for them in an election because, like them, she has a vagina. Women are suckers for identity politics, and that is why our Jewish overlords have for centuries pushed woman’s suffrage where ever they gain power or even influence. It is precisely the same way with labor unions.

    So if you dare to point out that all these Power-Frauen wielding their iron fists and forcing people to be locked up, wear masks and take the mRNA genetic therapy injections to protect the children are acting like tyrants, you immediately are accused of misogyny. Its a feature, not a bug. Of course they cannot fathom why men, who are the ones who ultimately have to go die in battle, loathe these poseurs who claim to be compassionate while demanding moar war.

    One interesting result from the lock downs is that suddenly attractive girls are much worse grades in school. On the internet they couldn’t use their sexual alure and sexual favors in order to achieve quick advancement. Women using their vaginas to manipulate men is as old as the bible, just look at all the billionaires with trophy wives. Of course women want to believe that now hot babe could get moist for some fat ugly billionaire, but this is the simple reality that women refuse to accept.

    • Replies: @Timur The Lame
  95. In the far distant future, Historical Records will tell the story of ‘The Twelve Days Of Christmas War’ in song and dance.

    On the twelve days of Christmas War,
    Russia’s army gave to thee,
    Twelve Jews a running’

    Eleven niggaz kneeling ‘

    Ten lords a Lynching’
    Nine drag queens dying’

    Eight maids a shaking’

    Seven illegals swimming’

    Six politicians lying’

    Five golden whores’
    
Four Twitter birds’
    Three Russian brewskis’s 

    Two Siberian Dogs
‘
    And a Satan II all around me’

    Merry Christmas Everyone.

    • Thanks: Arthur MacBride
  96. Wokechoke says:
    @satya

    She’s only doing this to annoy Brits though. She’d pretend to not know who the Rothschilds etc are.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
  97. Wokechoke says:
    @Brosi

    These NATO babes have done nothing to calm anything down.

  98. Brosi says:
    @anonymous

    Woke white women are a cancer in western civilization.

    FIFY.

    There are some good women out there, and as rare as they are, there are a lot more good white women than good Jews. A woman calling a man misogynist for criticising sluts, trannies and abortionists is about like a Jew calling a man an anti-semite for not believing in the holofraud.

  99. Anonymous[203] • Disclaimer says:
    @Poupon Marx

    OK, I’ll play your silly game. It’s a slow afternoon.

    Everything you wrote is wrong and contrary to evidence and observation. You do not make your case. Your couched phrases of compound sentences and serial non-syllogistic reasoning make you look like a pretentious fool.

    Return insult. No, you are. And so is your grandmother. Are you convinced yet?

    Lavrov doesn’t understand why… 16 years as Russia’s Foreign Minister. This man is a genius, master and commander of this job and realm. You are so low, that your neck does not crane back far enough to see what is real.

    Lavrov doesn’t live in the US. Attributing “rage” as your opponent’s motivation is a simple insult, not a genuine attribution.
    Return insult: You are so low that you make your living by swallowing cess pools and vomiting the contents back into a tank truck for later disposal. Even though it takes many trips, your pay is so low that you’re cheaper than a pump. And so is your grandfather, and so is his grandfather. Are you convinced yet?

    Or, perhaps, do you see that the assertion/insult argument has its drawbacks?

  100. @Quartermaster

    Nigga Pleez, tha ship youz navigat’n es sink’n fasta than a police car on a kosher bagel run.

  101. werpor says:
    @Bombercommand

    The U.S. cannot truly expect to “win” the economic war by confiscating money and treasure and oil from Russia, like was done in Libya, and Iraq. Asia is shutting the door and given the power of passive resistance — implying patience — combined with carefully observing the oppositions limitations, patience then is a virtue.

    Patience — while giving the opposition enough rope to hang themselves — is a strategy familiar to the Chinese. Merely looking at the geophysical realities of the respective combatants, clearly patience is a winning strategy. The Russians know something about strategic retreat. They anticipated Hitler invading Russia, by moving their entire manufacturing capacity east of the Urals. No small thing that!

    The U.S. has devoted billions of dollars to creating a platform and a command structure based on blue water projection. This worked for the Royal Navy until it didn’t. Certain technological developments such as the telegraph, telephone, and radio communication enabled the English to move their limited resources quickly to theatres of contention. And of course the Royal Navies ships of the line could project power along the earths littoral — or blockade; as strategy, tactic, and logistics were their métier.

    Floating fortresses work if the enemy engages with the same armaments. But if not, these fortresses become stranded assets. And enormously expensive assets. And projecting power, enough to conquer an entire continent like Asia, from the United States across the Pacific, or through Europe to Russia would require manpower the U.S. does not have.

    The U.S. is bankrupt. Territorial expansion across the high seas may be contemplated by certain fools blinded by some sort of hubristic ignorance but reality has a way of standing in the way.

    If it is truly the case that dual citizenship Jews run the U.S., it looks as though running the U.S. into the ground is proving to be about as foolish a strategy as one could ever imagine. A small tribe of tactical geniuses imagined they could run the world from their catbird seat in Israel. Now what?

    What bargaining power do they have — will the nuke Asia into submission. I imagine Russia have nukes aimed at Israel. As Bob Dylan sang 60 long years ago “something is happening here but you don’t know what it is.” Diplomacy can work; gunboat diplomacy. But patience is very difficult to trounce. While America subjects itself to complete and absolute moral degradation much older civilizations have fallen back on certain moral absolutes which the American consciousness seems to believe is a manifestation of freedom. Obviously there is a Jewish mindset; one far too much devoted to a limited set of presumptions. Certain other presumptions elude them.

    Laying waste to a nation by calculatingly destroying its economy by commanding its economy and subjecting it to the depredations of vast financial skulduggery — which hardly needs elaboration — is a rather small minded strategy. Yes indeed tactically shrewd. But what now?

    • Agree: antibeast
    • Replies: @Irish Savant
  102. Brosi says:

    All hail the Power vaginas!

    We will not stop killing young male Ukrainian slaves until vagina power crushes Putin.

    • Thanks: Agent76
    • Replies: @Poupon Marx
    , @Irish Savant
  103. This war as all wars since the zionists saddled America with their privately owned central bank aka the FED and their collection agent aka the IRS, in 1913, 2 of the 10 planks of the communist manifesto, the zionist provocateur wars, the zionist have been the picador to the instigation to every war since WWI right on down to the war in the Ukraine, and in every war the zionist bankers have made trillions on the deaths resulting from the zionist slaughter houses aka wars.

    The war in the Ukraine had its genesis in the Nuland led coup in 2014 and the resulting breakaway of the Donbass region and the bombing of the Donbass region resulting in the deaths of over 16,000 Donbass civilians by the nazis in the Ukraine, and this has been covered up by the zionist controlled western MSM aka propaganda ministries.

    Now Russia has taken the gloves off and is going to destroy the Ukraines nazis aka chain dogs and NATO aka the ZUS chain dog, is not going to be able to stop the Russian wave as it rolls over the nazi aka zionist chain dogs.

    Karma is a bitch.

  104. chris says:
    @Ayax

    Yeah, of course, he may exaggerate a bit, but you can pick up literally every other newspaper in the first and second worlds to get a much more blatant exaggeration in the other direction.

    Pepe’s perspective is like a breath of fresh air, exploring the what if’s of the other side. Even as a simple matter of logic I find it very useful.

  105. ‘Straussians/neocons and neoliberal cons..’-when did Pepe become ‘antisemitic’?

  106. @Ace

    I agree. It’s just another Divide and Rule racket. I am absolutely in favour of total emancipation from fear and disdain for gays, but the public parades of debauchery are demeaning. It would be just as gross if it was straights making a spectacle of themselves. As for the hysterical reactions-they learned that from the age-old tactics of the Judeofascists. Return even the mildest, and justifiable, criticism with unhinged slander and invective-it frightens the horses into submission.
    However, the trans-gender obscenity is a new horror, one created from thin air by malevolent persons and forces bent on real villainy, and, naturally, peddled by liberal fascists without thought or any moral judgment. Tranvestites deserve support and treatment if they wish, but those who declare that two-year olds can sense their gender ‘differences’ are barking mad, or worse. As for the parents caught up in the hysteria, well, that is surely just a new form of Munchhausen’s by Proxy or some other brainwashing into madness. It certainly appears that organised paedophiles (or should I say ‘minor attracted’ )are behind much of this sinister campaign. There is something redolent of summoning demonic forces through spiritual outrages in this whole ghastly business.

    • Thanks: Irish Savant
    • Replies: @swiss
  107. @Brosi

    Yes. I made a comment right around the time when the Ukie hostilities started that there seemed to be proportionately way too many women in the soup. And this was before Sweden and Finland suddenly decided that splendid and proven neutrality was a product of toxic masculinity or something and it is far preferable to have some nuclear weapons diverted to target your major cities with no real corresponding benefits except maybe more “high value” guests. Mannerheim is spinning in his mausoleum.

    Well, as one wise-guy once said, “there are only two ways to win an argument with a woman, and neither of them work”. So I guess the public is going along with the insanity.

    As far as their mental construct is concerned, I was always amazed that they could never go out in public without putting their ‘face’ on. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t that kind of like admitting to yourself every freaking day that you are some kind of fraud?

    I better quit before ‘you know who’ is going to fly in on her cyber broomstick and whack my pee-pee.

    Cheers-

    • LOL: Brosi
    • Replies: @Brosi
  108. @saggy

    The trans-gender insanity has nothing to do with gays. The redoubtable, sometimes correct, Tucker had a young woman from ‘Gays against Grooming’ on the other day, stating the obvious-sane gays oppose child grooming by ‘minor attracted’ lunatics as much as anyone else.
    The association of trans-genderism with gays is, I think, a deliberate homophobic attack, and the attacks by deranged ‘trans’ creatures on women and feminist ‘TERFS’ in particular, is pure misogyny. When being female becomes a mere matter of choice women are being explicitly devalued. The entire trans-gender obscenity is not only richly endowed, but has been carefully planned and is being ruthlessly executed to some sinister end.

    • Replies: @saggy
  109. pyrrhus says:
    @Ayax

    An absolutely ridiculous statement…the EU and NATO don’t have either the weapons or the personnel to fight Russia, as they have convincingly demonstrated…

  110. Agent76 says:

    Putin is doing nothing different from the Pentagon and what it has done with other victim nations.

    Nov 25, 2022 Russia Fires 2S5 “Giatsint-S” 152 mm self-propelled gun On Kharkiv Ukraine

    Embed with the Russian Army and Come To the Kharkiv / Kharkov front line in the Russia-Ukraine war Zone and see Artillery Battles Rage. For over a month I have been embedded with the Russian Army In Kharkov Region.

  111. pyrrhus says:
    @The seventh column

    Russia may not need much of an offensive, if the power, water, and heat are destroyed for the Ukrainian winter…

  112. Agent76 says:
    @Brosi

    Know this not so secret about the E.U. Brosi.

    Sep 19, 2000 Euro-federalists financed by US spy chiefs

    The documents confirm suspicions voiced at the time that America was working aggressively behind the scenes to push Britain into a European state. One memorandum, dated July 26, 1950, gives instructions for a campaign to promote a fully fledged European parliament. It is signed by Gen William J Donovan, head of the American wartime Office of Strategic Services, precursor of the CIA.

    https://euobserver.com/news/392

  113. @Wokechoke

    I don’t think either Claire Daly or Mick Wallace is anti-Brit. That’s so old-fashioned! They’re anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist and in fairness they’ve always been consistent in their positions.

  114. @werpor

    “What bargaining power do they have?”

    They have the Money Power, which no other form of power comes close to matching.

    • Replies: @werpor
  115. @Brosi

    Pitiful the way Germans are unable to identify their real enemy.

  116. RobinG says:
    @Brosi

    … because Women are no worse than men.

    True, but who cares? The point is that they’re no better, and we’re constantly harangued with the BS of how much better the word would be if women were in charge. There may be good women, but the ones who rise to power are usually hideous. Anyone seen the video of Hillary and Condi Rice? OMG, evil entrenched and self-satisfied.

    How many women (or even men??) do you guess supported Clinton just b/c she’s got a pussy [I referred to her as The Big V], with little if any real knowledge of her record, her malign role? As for female compassion, lol. It ranges from misguided R2P to murderous revenge.

    • Thanks: Brosi
  117. @cylindrical crown

    5 days and counting

    to the blast-off

    of Babyface Tsar’s Grosse Winterschlacht.

  118. @saggy

    Yes, Russia has voted to ban –



    Video Link

  119. @norecovery

    No country will benefit more from climate change than Russia. Hundreds of thousands of square miles of permafrost will become viable soil. Roads will be built. Access to minerals will explode. If you think Russia is resource rich now, just wait till the boon of global warming makes so much more of the Northern hemisphere livable. That’s why the Satanists in the West want control of Russia NOW!

    Who cares about people on the equator? They’ve had it easy since the dawn of time. Let them suffer as we have. Maybe adverse conditions will prod them to evolve.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  120. IronForge says:

    Journalist Escobar has a Knack for getting into Alt-Media Hot Topics; and does good Headliners+RT Soundbite Intros.

    Yet, he’s not able to get too far into the Subject Matter by himself. I’d like to see more Wall Street Journal / Barron’s / “Olde New York Times” Finance/Op-Ed Pieces by Subject Matter Experts regarding our Hegemony-vs-SCO/BRICS/GlobalSouth Multi-Polarization.

    Granted he’s not a Polymath, a Finance-Econ Pro, nor is he a GeoPolitical/Military Analyst. We can’t expect much on the Military Front from the “Western Team” save for COL MacGregor, Marine Veterans Senator Black (D-VA_State) and Analyst-Author Berletic. Saw a CHE Army Officer once attached to NATO take a few Interviews earlier this year;

    Escobar did well in interviewing and citing PhD Hudson on the Multi-Polarization of the World Economy; but somehow has yet to get Key Players of the RUS-IRN+IND Corridors, Power of Siberia Projects, and SCO/EAEU/CSTO Trade Settlement Project(s) to discuss their Situations.

    Perhaps Mr. Unz may be able to do so; but at this juncture – outside of Algo Translations – I’m having to do more searching across Blog Sites publishing English Versions of their Articles.

  121. @Brosi

    “or is it because women are simply so much easier for the Talmudists to mind control?” – Yes, precisely.

  122. @YetAnotherAnon

    There appears to be a good deal of gas emanating from the current Tory regime. Is there any method by which it could be tapped for household use?

  123. JR Foley says:
    @I am Not Juan

    Are you saying Justin and Jagmeet ( Jagmeat?) Singh ( Sing?) smell? Pierre is a smelly squirt away–preferably downwind !

  124. werpor says:
    @Irish Savant

    A Ponzi scheme, of necessity needs new money, fresh money, and new debtors. Presently the creditors have amassed great wealth by appropriating much of it by deception. Bankers lend money but depend on creditors servicing the debts.

    Bankers maintain only a fraction of depositors money. True also, is the absolute necessity of lending depositors money. It seems strange to most people that great hoards of cash are a banks worst nightmare. Why? Because depositors money is not an asset, it is a liability.

    Interest earned by the bank on outstanding loans enables the banks to pay the depositors for the use of their money. Banks are the recipients of enormous cash flows. They make their money by lending money. If Russia, China, Iran, Brazil, India, close their doors to foreign investment western world bankers risk being unable to find enough borrowers.

    Banks prefer to lend money for projects of such a magnitude that there are fewer opportunities if countries like Russia and etc. close their doors. Things like mines, oil tankers, harbours, dams, refineries, steel mills, countries, bridges, highways, airports are the most desirable projects. These loans are made in U.S. dollars, as a rule, and are paid back in U.S. dollars. But these countries together, often called BRICS, appear to want to untether themselves from the hegemony of the U.S. dollar.

    Money only has power when deploying it buys influence and of course lending money. Their loans are assets. Deposits are liabilities. Globalists aim to control all the borrowing and lending across the entire planet. They do not want a multi-polar world! That is the worst nightmare for the western world banks. Just as important is controlling the policies promulgated in countries around the world too.

    So NATO is used to enforce policies in countries where their governments are forced into compliance with the Globalist banking aims. Once a country borrows money from a western world bank they become enmeshed in a web they cannot escape. Countries pledge real assets as collateral for these enormous loans. Interest rates are used henceforth to compound the rates. Nudge the rates if countries are not compliant with Globalist aims. Or for go further loans. Or use gunboat diplomacy to block trade.

    But if these different countries decide to partner with China and do business in RENMINBI instead of dollars, Globalist money diminishes. Globalism is financial capitalism. Financial capitalism extracts from western world economies and invests offshore. Interest rates, commodities, insurance, oil and gas, electricity prices are all manipulable — as are tax rates. These cash flows are not subject to market competition they are monopolies. Banks love the power they ultimately have over prices.

    Embargoing countries that fail to cooperate was a successful strategy. Or invading them if the embargoes failed to bring them in line. Clearly few administrations are happy with being levered into submission. The wests hegemony appears to be finished. If the west fails to retrench and rebuild their economies and their infrastructure, and their manufacturing capacities, and refocus on educating their young, and encouraging invention and innovation; they are done for.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  125. @norecovery

    There is no such thing as anthropomorphic climate change.

    Carbon is a natural (and necessary) element, and not even high on the list of so-called “greenhouse gasses.”

    So-called “fossil fuels” are not derived from fossils at all, many of their largest deposits being discovered far below the geologic levels of the oldest fossils. “Hydrocarbons” is a far more accurate term.

    There is no reason to believe that we’ll ever run out of hydrocarbons. As the commonly-held version of their origins (i.e., fossils) has been debunked, there is reason to believe that the earth simply continues to generate hydrocarbons, deep within its crust and mantle.

    So, hydrocarbons are plentiful and their danger to the atmosphere minimal. This, combined with the absolute incapacity of renewables to provide energy on a scale required by any advanced economy, relegates renewables to the comfortable little niche of designer/hobby energy sources for weekend dabblers and compulsive virtue signalers.

    Finally, if you’re looking for fewer wars and sound economic practices in greater harmony with nature, start addressing the (((sources))) of our wars and disharmonious economic practices.

  126. @Boll

    “The Russian capacities are by no means sufficient to conquer and hold larger parts of Ukraine. Just look at what they had to invest to drive out enemy troops 80 years ago.”

    You are committing two errors:

    1) You are comparing the tactical prowess of Putin and his staff to the bumbling, reactive tactics of Stalin and his toady generals.

    2) You are comparing corrupt Ukraine, backed by the degenerate alliance of (((NATO))) to the inspired might of the Wehrmacht of Germany’s Third Reich.

  127. saggy says: • Website
    @mulga mumblebrain

    The trans-gender insanity has nothing to do with gays. The redoubtable, sometimes correct, Tucker had a young woman from ‘Gays against Grooming’ on the other day, stating the obvious-sane gays oppose child grooming by ‘minor attracted’ lunatics as much as anyone else.

    Complete idiocy … there’s gays, and there’s the gay movement …. here’s the 100 strong SF Gay Chorus … singing .. “We’re Coming For Your Children” ..



    Video Link
    That vid is blocked, I just googled up this account …

  128. Tasm Boag says:
    @The seventh column

    A signal from Putin you say…..and how exactly did you come by that ddeep observation? Inference? then show us the evidence. Reference? then show us the link. My guess is that it is neither, but rather your ‘feeling’ based on nothing very much.

    • Replies: @The seventh column
  129. anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    And every time I hear the words ‘holocaust’, ‘war’ or ‘reparations’, I suddenly feel a jew’s hand slithering into my wallet.

    What you really meant to write was…

    “… I suddenly feel a jew’s dick slithering into my mouth.”

    Because that is what the whitevil race is… the sodomites, fellate-ors and whores of the judenscum. That is what defines your accursed evilisation and its lowlife people.

    Can you foresee a day when your kind will free itself of the juden curse? Lol! Certainly not in your lifetime.

  130. Miro23 says:
    @werpor

    If the west fails to retrench and rebuild their economies and their infrastructure, and their manufacturing capacities, and refocus on educating their young, and encouraging invention and innovation; they are done for.

    IOW the essence has to be a strong national identity which means ethnic unity. National unity and desire for national advancement.

    More recent examples all show these characteristics:

    – Japan from 1868 with the Meiji restoration. Japanese industrialization. Learning from the West while breaking free from Western colonialism.

    – South Korea from 1961. The Park Chung Hee revolution. Modeled on Japanese industrialization. Breaking free from post WW2 US control.

    – Germany after 1871. The union of German states and the foundation of the German Empire. Learning from the British industrial precedent. Building an independent industrial society.

    – USA after 1870. The second industrial revolution of Anglo USA involving a host of new technologies. The US (and Germany) eclipsing Britain in new industries (e.g. chemical and electrical ).

    – Israel and the Jewish nation after 1967. Subversion and gaining control of Anglo societies (US, Canada, UK, Australia and NZ). Using them as a base for a Jewish world Empire (NWO).

    – China after 1978. Deng Xiaoping. Chinese industrialization. Learning from the West while breaking free from Western (US) hegemony. Building their own world system (BRI).

    It can’t be an accident that all of them show strong ethnic unity and coordinated action for national advancement.

    • Agree: Levtraro
  131. anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brosi

    When the albinonigger race stroke their chins, it is about how to fuck the so-called third world even more… and then some more… The most heartless scum that ever lived.

    A handful of these Clare Dalys amongst 100’s of millions of this greedy, psychopathic, bastard race is of little value to humankind… at least in actual effect. After all, isn’t the actual effect, or lack thereof, clear for all to see? But that said, indeed, the pagan godless Clare Dalys will be judged more leniently on the Day of Judgment. God willing.

    What is really needed is some variation of The Handmaiden’s Tale to afflict this accursed race. Or, any form of self-genocide, preferably peaceful (can’t forget my “righteousness” 😀 even for such a satanic race, yeah?), is desirable.

    Why should others get their hands bloody and become of the damned?

  132. @Liosnagcat

    I imagine that aliens, if they exist, will ‘laugh’ themselves silly when they see idiocies and ignorance at this level being brayed, just before the climate cataclysm ends Homo ‘sapiens’ residence on Earth. The ‘sapiens’ bit will be quite pungent.

  133. @ThreeCranes

    Adverse conditions will prod them to move to safety, in the higher latitudes. Siberia, Canada and Austfailia will be in great demand. It won’t be piecemeal either, but massive and well organised.

  134. @Anon

    Speaking of trading, how about you going over and posting on the JeruPo?

    • LOL: Passing By
  135. Brosi says:
    @Timur The Lame

    I was always amazed that they could never go out in public without putting their ‘face’ on.

  136. @mulga mumblebrain

    So now it’s my turn to call you out on your climatological inanity. The non-fossil origin of hydrocarbons have been well proven by the Russians with their deep-drilling strategy. Currently, they must be laughing their asses off at the naiveté and duplicity of the Western world in clinging to the climate change by anthropomorphic agency shtick…all the while selling all the hydrocarbons they can coax out of the ground.

    Alternative energy sourcing for a modern industrialized and urbanized reality is naught but a pipe-dream; all the while the $enile One is following his orders by shutting down pipelines…new ones, in any event.

    • Thanks: Liosnagcat
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  137. @Brosi

    Male bondage and discipline freaks might find them attractive indeed…as the massive decline in male empowerment to the 4th level feminist agenda leaves a portion of males getting wet-dreams of leading a woman around by a chain attached through that ring in her nose.

    It’s the first law of physics played out on a human scale (for each action there is an equal but opposite reaction).

    • Replies: @Brosi
    , @Passing By
  138. Brosi says:
    @emerging majority

    I guess that does describe in a nut shell the cognitive dissonance that rattles around in mind of a feminist:

    “I know how I will attract a feral brute who will slap me around and get me moist, I’ll put a ring in my nose so I look like a slave girl”

  139. @emerging majority

    Isn’t it odd that women feel empowered by following trends set by the porn industry?

  140. swiss says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Alice Bailey 10 Point Strategy of New World Order

    1. Take God and Prayer out of Education System
    2. Reduce Parental Authority over Children.
    3. Destroy the Traditional Christian Family Stucture
    4. If sex is free, make Abortion Legal and easy
    5. Make Divorce easy and legal, free people from the Concept of Marriage for life
    6. Make Homosexuality an alternative lifestyle
    7. Debase Art. Make it run mad
    8. Use Media to promote and change mindset.
    9. Create an interfaith movement
    10. Get Government to make all these law and get the church to endorse these changes.

    Bailey was born on June 16th, 1880 in the city of Manchester, England.

    I am sure most of us see now what she was talking about.

  141. Anonymous[215] • Disclaimer says:

    “But while some countries are doing their utmost to aid Ukraine – even while facing an economic crisis themselves – corrupt Ukrainian officials are
    using the funding to amass personal fortunes and live the high life at fancy resorts. And all at the expense of taxpayers in the West.”
    https://www.rt.com/russia/566935-they-robbed-ukraine/

  142. @Kurt Knispel

    If all of the global warming believers reduced their energy and material footprints sufficiently they would solve their imaginary problem.

    So go for it, save the world.

  143. Brosi says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Nope. Those aliens will be laughing themselves silly about idiots like yourself who fell for all the woke tranny bullshit and for this fraud:

    • Replies: @dogbumbreath
  144. @Brosi

    I remember as a kid seeing bulls with rings in their noses. All you needed was a long rod with a clip at the end of it to supposedly click on to the bull’s ring and take ‘him’ ( no binary discrepancy in these situations) to whatever venue you wanted to, the sensitivity of such a predicament making them complacent.

    My breed, Belted Galloways are known for their complacency but still and all, I have been physically knocked down several times by them in difficult loading situations. The last time I checked the statistics the number one cause of death for farmers was being done in by a good old fashioned bull, all fancy machinery with the industrial accident probability aside.

    When I first saw young nubile girls with a ring in their schnozzes I couldn’t have thought that this was anything else but some ‘cry for help’ as the psychobabbles call it. Subconsciously of course because they were all too stupid to do it consciously.

    Any other explanation for anyone having voluntarily placed a ring in their nose escapes me.

    Cheers-

    • Agree: Brosi
  145. Levtraro says:
    @Liosnagcat

    Essentially, humans made the entire biosphere more productive by tapping into hydrocarbons. It would be foolish to abandon that source of energy, just let it there in the ground doing nothing, after nature took billions of years to produce one species intelligent enough to use them productively.

  146. @Brosi

    Nope. Those aliens will be laughing themselves silly about idiots like yourself who fell for all the woke tranny bullshit and for this fraud:

    Doesn’t have to be fraud. In reality, some unattractive females look male and some unattractive males look female. This has been the case forever.

  147. @Tasm Boag

    Feeling based in the 23 years of experience observing putins actions/reactions.
    If you wanna bet, i’m all in…

  148. @Brosi

    Great comments. You might enjoy this short video:



    Video Link

    • Thanks: Brosi
    • Replies: @Timur The Lame
  149. Brosi says:
    @Athena

    Women need to decide which side they are on:

    My mother, RIP, was born in the mid 1920’s. She was a first wave feminist, and strident supported of womens suffrage and abortion. She brought up my two sisters as second wave feminists, who are even more dedicated to abortion and pussy power.

    All of these women represent the hag on the right. Fortunately, I married a woman who was able to see light.

    • Replies: @Athena
  150. @Liosnagcat

    A classical source for your video would be Sir John Glubb, (Glubb Pasha). His ‘Fate of Empires’ covers this and other issues and was written at a time when it could be written.

    A fellow, recently deceased named Kevin Samuels has a large internet presence in taking women to task on exactly what your video covered. He is a treat to watch and only gets away with his material because he is black, and he addresses these issues only with black women. He is truly a treat. If so inclined Google ‘ Kevin Samuels most savage moments’ or similar terms.

    I am not sure if it was him or someone else in his genre that came up with the brilliant question for women who are in the 80/20 game, ” would you rather be the King’s mistress or the wife of a peasant?”. It is fun to watch them stumble in trying to answer that.

    Cheers-

    • Replies: @Liosnagcat
  151. Athena says:
    @Brosi

    Apparently women don’t even have to decide whether they have the right to reproduce their genes (if they are not within the ”chosen”), or the right to stay at home to educate their children. Nor do they are allowed to question the definition of ”feminism” and why it has changed so drastically since the 1960s (see the essay below).

    If this essay is no longer pertinent, i’d tend to say that deciding to be a feminist today is a binary, black-and-white- all-or-nothing choice between the ultratraditional and ultraliberal models. That’s not a choice. People are not computers.

    The History Of The House Of Rothschild
    https://rense.com/general88/hist.htm

  152. @Dennis Dale

    How did you manage to leave a comment a couple days ago under the last Michelle Malkin column? It had for weeks said Comments are closed, and still does.

    • Replies: @Dennis Dale
  153. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Greta Handel

    There was no “reply” button on a comment I wanted to reply to; I clicked on the name/link of the person I wanted to reply to, and in their “all comments” I was able to select “reply” on the given comment and leave a reply–but I never saw it appear in the comment thread. I guess it got through eventually,.

    The site has been buggy like that lately.

    • Thanks: Greta Handel
  154. @Notsofast

    According to Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, there was no Russian missile over Ukraine when the S300 was fired.

  155. @Liosnagcat

    The GGWS was dismissed as buffoonery when it came out, but diehard morons like you treat it as Gospel still. How do you find your arse when it’s time to wipe?

    • Replies: @Liosnagcat
  156. @Levtraro

    ‘Productively’?? Christ you cretins truly are deranged. In the 200 years since fossil fuels were first used in bulk, planetary biodiversity has crashed, 90% of large pelagic fish have disappeared, large land mammals not raised by humans are fast disappearing, as are insects, amphibians, and lately, birds. With the catastrophic climax, the ‘hot-house Earth’ mass extinction, rapidly worsening. And yet malignant, Evil, imbeciles praise this mass destruction as ‘productive’. Nowhere else can the link between imbecility and spiritual Evil be better seen than in the denialist death-cult.

  157. @emerging majority

    There is enough solar radiation falling on Earth to provide all our energy requirements, through solar, winds, tidal, wave and hydro-electric sources. These all have their drawbacks, but they can be ameliorated, best by limiting energy demand by humanely reducing the human population before ecological collapse does it brutally quickly.
    It was pretty obvious when the denialist insects crawled out from ‘neath their rocks that they were motivated by greed, stupidity and ideological ie pathopsychological hatred, as in all things. In other words they were Rightists who had been instructed by their Thought Controllers that ecological concerns were a Leftwing plot to steal their SUVS, jetskis and plasma TVs away. In other words, when faced with a choice between their greedy materialism secondary to their spiritual decay, and the lives of their children and grandchildren, and those of others, they chose greed every time, as you would expect.

  158. @mulga mumblebrain

    The GGWS was dismissed as buffoonery when it came out. . .

    Ah, the use of the passive.

    If the GGWS was dismissed, then someone dismissed it. Who might that be, and on what grounds, mulga ol’ girl?

    More importantly, with what about the film do you take issue?

    Have you even watched it?

    If so, does nothing in it make you think twice about the global warming narrative?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  159. @Liosnagcat

    It was broadcast here by the ABC, forced to do so by the denialist regime of war criminal John Howard. In itself it was laughable for anyone with any knowledge, and even more so today.
    Afterwards they had a ‘debate’ between scientists and a collection of rabid, Rightwing, denialist, baboons. The baboons lost, badly. That it impresses a Dunning-Kruger cretin like you is further proof of its villainy.

    • Replies: @Liosnagcat
  160. @mulga mumblebrain

    I’ll try again:

    If the GGWS was dismissed, then someone dismissed it. Who might that be, and on what grounds, mulga ol’ girl?

    More importantly, with what about the film do you take issue?

    Have you even watched it?

    If so, does nothing in it make you think twice about the global warming narrative?

    Answer those (incredibly) simple, straightforward questions, or you needn’t bother replying.

  161. @Timur The Lame

    Thanks, T.

    I’ve got The Fate of Empires on order, and I’ve been enjoying the Kevin Samuels videos.

    -L

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